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  • Church Folk
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    Church Folk

    We live in a time and season that when you hear the word “church folk” you never know what will come next. Some have resolved to hear something negative before they expect a positive comment. Compiled on this, we also have a new trend where many enjoy church from the comfort of their home instead in the presence of “church folk.” Yet, whenever I ask what people desire from church, the answer is almost always "fellowship and community".

  • It's Time to Invest in Serving Our City
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    It's Time to Invest in Serving Our City

    Evan & Courtney shaver have been IBCer's for over 20 years. They are passionate about following what Jesus encourages his followers to give. They are all about giving both their time and their money to love and serve Irving Bible Church and the surrounding communities.

  • In Fenway as it is in Heaven
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    In Fenway as it is in Heaven

    The sun was nearly setting after a warm summer day in 2012 as I experienced my first major league baseball game in person. Walking eagerly into Fenway Park with my freshly purchased paraphernalia, all of my senses were locked in and I joined strangers in rooting for our home team, the Boston Red Sox. I was first welcomed by the overwhelming aroma of ballpark franks, spilled lager, and overpriced popcorn. Strangers wearing similar Red Sox colors hurried past me to find their seats hoping to get a glimpse of the hero whose jersey they proudly sported.

  • Finding Thankfulness
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    Finding Thankfulness

    Last weekend I had to fly home because I got a call that my grandmother was dying. When I got to Mexico, I was so upset that due to covid protocols I would not be able to see my grandmother. I worried that she would die before I had to opportunity to see her and tell her how much she has meant to me all of my life.

  • Behold, I stand at the door and knock....
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    Behold, I stand at the door and knock....

    Disclosure by the author:

    Prolific reader and a mediocre a writer

    Much more effective at making fact based statements than emotional requests.

    1 thing that I believe in, without any doubt is God’s desire and plan for us.

    1 thing that I rely heavily upon and that is research from independent, world renowned organizations (I am an enneagram type 5 and will research any and everything for accuracy and amusement).

  • The Art of Comparison
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    The Art of Comparison

    Comparison is one of those words that immediately draws up this ugly feeling in our guts, right? We have all felt the rush of dissatisfaction with our own stories when we set them down next to someone else’s only to find them doing “better than” or maybe just “better off.” Whether it is a co-worker, a mentor, an influencer on social media, or even a dear friend that appears to be closer to where we want to be, or who we want to be, we have undoubtedly felt envy, pride, covetousness, and self-pity in the wake of Comparison.